Personal Protective Equipment


Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves, respiratory protective masks, lab coats, footwear, etc. form the first line of defence when handling hazardous biological materials.

With regard to PPE it should be noted that:

a) It can never be a substitute for good working practice or collective protection equipment.
b) Misuse of PPE creates further risk because it can induce a false sense of security.
c) Choice of equipment is based on the maximum level of risk that is anticipated.
d) It must be the right size for each user.
e) It requires suitable cleaning and maintenance.
f) It can only be used if it carries the CE mark.

Further information:

Personal protective equipment (WHO 2020)



Máscara Quirúrgica y EPI

Donning&doffing PPE